• Travel

    The Giver of Stars Travel

    Beattyville, KY The mountains of Kentucky are truly beautiful and humbling.  Beattyville is truly a remote area of the state. During the 90 minute drive from the airport to Beattyville, we stayed on thin roads, and passed lots of trees; particularly startling ones that are coated in bright white bark. We passed mountains and valleys and hollers-  large sheltered valleys, or “hollow” land in between two mountains.  For a stunning look into life in the Kentucky Hollows check out this NPR feature of Shelby Lee Adams photography. He explores the people in Hazard, a place we passed on our drive.  The Writers Cabin  Lago Linda Hideaway https://lagolinda.com This place was so…

  • Book Review,  Recipe

    The Giver of Stars Book Review ~ An Epic Inspiration

    This book stuck with me. It inspired a trip to the mountains of Kentucky, horseback riding in the cold and some great comfort foods! by Jojo Moyes narrated by Julia Whelanset in eastern Kentucky, 1930s Book Rating: 5/5British born Alice is adrift in the mountains of depression era Kentucky as well as her confounding new marriage. In a quick paced turn of events, Alice finds herself volunteering to be a pack horse librarian. Moyes composes a magical journey about a young woman finding her place in the world, the meaning of friends and true love. She does all this while paying homage to the power of the written word and…